This month has been quite a busy one! I started the month of with a week of chilling and training at home after coming back from Kreiz Breizh. Then, I flew from Edinburgh to Toulouse the day before my birthday for a bit of a holiday for 10 days. I say holiday, but I was still training and half way through the stay I went to Picto Charentaise UCI 1.2. This was a bit of a adventure as I took a TGV from Toulouse to Bordeaux then Bordeaux to Poitiers. During the race I felt pretty strong despite the heat, unfortunately I was crashed into the back of 8km to go and didn’t make it back to the peloton, I came to realise my brake was jammed on after I finished which explains why it felt like the longest 8km of my life! After the race it was a quick turn around to get me back to Poitiers station for the last train back to Toulouse, after some issues with my bike I made it back successfully.
I returned home on the 20th to race Ryedale on the 22nd. Unfortunately I felt absolutely terrible, which was really disappointing as I wanted to get a bit of a result as I felt I had raced pretty well on the continent the previous few weeks. Since then I’ve felt pretty run down and ill as I suspect the last few busy weeks have caught up to me.
I’m currently having a few days off to try and feel better before what’s going to be a very busy 2 weeks. On Friday I start the 3 day u23 Watersley Women’s challenge in the Netherlands and then 2 days later starts the Ras na mBan in Ireland for 5 days. It’s fair to say this will be quite a turn around but I do enjoy the travelling!
I’m hoping I can get a few good results in the many races I have coming up and I can start the racing feeling 100%.
Thanks for reading,